Much to our surprise we have been told by our financial adviser that my Highgate the law firm I have appointed is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?
Your first step should be to contact your Highgate conveyancer. You lawyer should notify you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
At what point does exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Highgate and do I need to attend the lawyers office?
If you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Highgate you are invited in to sign contracts. That being said, the firms we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the purchase agreement is not the point of no return. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Highgate)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
I am aiming to move property in February. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. As an aside, can you recommend a removal company in Highgate. Conveyancing firm was found prior to coming across this website.
On the afternoon of completion you can collect the keys from your property agent but this can only be done when the previous owners conveyancers confirm to the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you can tell the removal company that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal organisation but can assist you in locating a conveyancing in Highgate or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Highgate.
I'm the single beneficiary of my late father’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Highgate. The Highgate property was put into my name in November. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship will be treated the same way as though I had purchased the house in November. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?
The CML handbook instructs solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be affected by that. Most lenders would take a sensible view as this requirement is principally there to pick up on subsales or the flipping of property.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Highgate. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £200. A few days later, the lawyer called me to say that they were not on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Virgin Money panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I need some expedited conveyancing in Highgate as I am faced with a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside 4 weeks. Thankfully I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?
If.Given you are are a cash purchaser you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Highgate the following are instances of what can arise and therefore affect future saleability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Highgate for my purchase. Is it possible to review a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
One can search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training reasons.